Storing coffee properly - 5 tips for fresh coffee enjoyment

| Coffee know-how

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Who doesn't love the smell of a freshly opened pack of coffee? This aroma makes every coffee lover's heart beat faster. But how do you preserve the aroma and, of course, the flavour of the coffee for as long as possible? We give you various tips on how to store coffee correctly and show you how to keep your coffee fresh for as long as possible by handling it carefully.


Tip no. 1: Coffee beans instead of powder

The first tip we would like to give you is to use whole beans rather than ground coffee powder. Nothing tastes better than coffee made from freshly ground beans. Unfortunately, most of the flavours of ground coffee are already lost due to early grinding.

Whole beans are also easier to store and stay fresh for much longer than ground coffee.


Tip no. 2: Coffee bag with flavour valve

Experience has shown that light, heat, moisture and oxygen do not get on well with your coffee beans. This is why the coffee is best stored in the original coffee packaging for the first few days after roasting. However, only if it also has a flavour valve. This valve allows the coffee's carbon dioxide to escape and at the same time protects the beans from contact with oxygen. The packaging also protects against light and moisture. If you plan to leave your coffee beans in the pack after opening, it is important to seal it very tightly.


Tip no. 3: The right tin

Fun fact: Coffee beans reach their peak of flavour around 10-15 days after roasting. Provided you know when your beans were roasted, this is the optimal time to transfer your coffee to a storage tin to preserve the aroma and flavour for as long as possible.

To prevent oxygen and light from penetrating, specially developed opaque vacuum tins are available. The tins are best stored in a cool and dark place, such as the kitchen cupboard or pantry. Incidentally, the ideal storage temperature for coffee is 16-22° Celsius. The cooler the better.


Tip no. 4: Buy the right amount

Ideally, coffee should always be used as fresh as possible. It therefore makes sense to buy the beans in appropriate quantities. This prevents the coffee from being stored for months and losing its special flavours.

Even if you can't make it to the supermarket, it is also possible to order your favourite coffee directly to your home. You can also easily order our own Caferino beans online and have them delivered directly to your home.


Tip no. 5: Freezer instead of fridge

If you do find yourself in a situation where you want to preserve your coffee beans over a longer period of time, you should never store them in the fridge. In a humid environment, your coffee will quickly take on different flavours and may suddenly taste like gouda or salmon.

A better option is to freeze the coffee. If you keep a few things in mind, you can preserve the flavours in your coffee. The best time to freeze coffee beans is when they have reached their peak flavour. Ideally, you should then portion your beans and fill them into small airtight containers. You can then defrost and use them again as required.

Now you have all the knowledge you need to store your favourite coffee properly. If your coffee still tastes rancid or you simply fancy a really good portion of your favourite drink, then visit your trusted Coffee-Biker. There you are guaranteed freshly prepared and wonderfully flavoured coffee.

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